Mary Lou Bratton

February 2, 1927 - June 19, 2012

Mary Lou Bratton, age 85, of McKinney, Texas passed away June 19, 2012. She was born February 2, 1927 in McAllen, Texas to Ross Davis and Viola (Hall) Davis. On December 22, 1944 she married Edmond R. Bratton in Weatherford, Texas. Mary grew up in Oklahoma, Houston and Ft. Worth. She was the youngest of four children. Mary and her husband owned and operated The Ben Franklin Craft and Gift Store for 20 years in McKinney. Mary was a member of Community North Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Bratton of McKinney, Texas; children, Gary Edmond Bratton and wife, Supanee of Alexandria, Louisiana, Katherine Lane and husband, Tommie of Rowlett, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Muriel Tomlin and Ova Mae Wilson both of Ft. Worth, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bratton and brother, Guy C. Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Community North Baptist Church in McKinney with Dr. Bruce Austin officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.

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Mrs.Bratton was a nice lady. Always nice to me when I worked at Ben/Franklins in the 1980's. Very sweet lady. God bless her . Patricia Willhelm, July 7, 2013 My prayers will be with your family during your loss. I enjoyed coming into your Ben Franklin store in McKinney. The Brattons brought joy to many people during the years. Bernice McPeak Fraze, June 22, 2012 My heart goes out to the Bratton family. Grand Dad, you are in my prayers. Gary and Pal, I am so sorry for your loss. Now you have a guardian angel looking over you from above. Skye Willis Fuhrmann, June 21, 2012 I use to shop at Ben Franklin Store & Mrs Bratton was such a friendly & outgoing lady with a beautiful smile Please know my prayers are with you all May God Bless You Lonita Barnes Rains, June 19, 2012 I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family. Denice Burnside Webb, June 19, 2012